Deadline: March 17, 2015

As the result of a six-month consultancy with MENA culture specialist Moukhtar Kocache, the Sundance Institute Theatre Program is hiring a Senior Manager, MENA.The Senior Manager, MENA is a strategist for the Theatre Program’s work in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region primarily to promote Arabic language theatre making (although not to the exclusion of artists working in other languages). They are responsible for ensuring the highest standards of quality and effectiveness for the Theatre Program’s international efforts and works both with Program staff as well as with individual artists and arts institutions in MENA to design and implement strategies to create opportunities for exposure and exchange with U.S. and MENA artists. The Senior Manager, MENA helps to conceptualize, design, and produce strategies for transforming the Program’s investigations into theatre in the MENA region over the next five years. They will provide support in shaping the Program’s international agenda by identifying opportunities for impact. The Senior Manager, MENA acts as spokesperson to represent the Program’s MENA initiative before artists, arts institutions, producers, international agencies and the public (when necessary).


– Create and coordinate all MENA activities and programming in both the US and MENA, in collaboration with Theatre Program Producing Director, Artistic Director and consultants. Build and maintain relationships with MENA theatre artists in both MENA and Diaspora.
– Identify potential partners and funding opportunities for MENA work. – Produce Labs in the MENA region including venue identification, travel and accommodations.
– Represent the initiative at forums in both the U.S. and MENA.
– Create and maintain communications with MENA Fellows, applicants and external contacts.
– Manage submission process for MENA Labs, including reading submissions, fielding questions from applicants, making recommendations to Program staff, etc.
– Other duties as assigned.


– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field required.
– Experience working with Middle East/North Africa artistic community required.
– Experience mentoring playwrights and serving as a dramaturgy preferred.
– Fluency in Arabic, French, and English languages required.
– Strong organizational and communication skills required.
– Deep understanding of the political landscape of Middle East/North Africa required.
– Ability to interface equally with artists with all levels of experience required.
– Minimum 4 years directly related work experience required.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested and qualified applicants may apply by completing an online application at,

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